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Play Stars

The first three years of your child’s life are crucial for their development, and play is an easy and fun way you can help your child learn and grow. Play Stars is a Queensland Government initiative providing every family, with a child under one, with a free 12-month family membership to Playgroup Queensland.

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Kindy counts

Attending a year of kindergarten (kindy) before school provides an opportunity to learn through play in a structured educational program, and helps children successfully transition into school. In the early years of a child’s life, they are learning every day.

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Sally & Possum’s adventures

Best friends, Sally & Possum do everything together. Whether it’s making delicious, smooth icing for a cake or flying high in a hot air balloon, Sally & Possum turn everything into an interesting and exciting journey.

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First 5 Forever

Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years? The experiences and learning opportunities of your child’s first five years can benefit lifelong learning. Join State Library of Queensland in making the first five years count forever.

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Triple your positive parenting skills

Parenting can be hard work and unfortunately, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Most parents learn on the job, but you can also learn some skills and tips on parenting through Triple P (Positive Parenting Program),

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Pre-Prep in indigenous communities

Going to pre-Prep the year before starting school means little ones have a better go in the classroom. Pre-Prep is a kindy program available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in certain communities in Queensland.

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Remote learning through eKindy

eKindy offers an ‘at home’ kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep (the year your child turns four before June 30) where they can’t get to kindy classes. If you live in a rural or remote area, travel a lot or if your child is medically unable to attend a local early childhood service, they can … Continued

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Starting Blocks

Parents are often faced with many decisions about their child’s early years, including choosing an early childhood education and care service that’s right for your family. Starting Blocks provides families with national information about early childhood education and care.

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Early Years Centres for children and families

Early Years Centres offer families with young children access to a range of services to support their child’s early development.

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Nature Play: getting kids outdoors

Outdoor and nature play is proven to significantly improve all aspects of a child’s development, building resilience, self-confidence and creativity.

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Remote Kindergarten Pilot Program

A new option for providing kindergarten is being piloted in remote Queensland communities. As part of the Remote Kindergarten Pilot, 38 select state schools are delivering an approved kindergarten program in a composite class with Prep and other primary school children.

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Kindy is a deadly choice

Going to kindy is a deadly choice because it helps little ones have the best start to school and a great start at life. Kids learn independence, problem solving, self-expression and how to make friends through fun activities and play.

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If you had a spare moment, what would you most likely do with the child?

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